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A map showing the Arkansas counties that voted in favor legalizing recreational marijuana in the 2022 midterm elections.
Agriculture & Poultry / Tourism

Snuffed Out: How The Recreational Marijuana Amendment FailedLock Icon

An “unusual alliance” across the political spectrum and doubts about business details helped doom the legalization attempt, campaign veterans and observers say. read more >
Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners discuss proposed constitutional amendments on Aug. 3, 2022
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal / Retail / Tourism

Elections Board Rejects Ballot Titles for Recreational Cannabis, Anti-Casino Measure

Supporters of the marijuana proposal say they will appeal to the state Supreme Court. read more >
Former Arkansas lawmaker Eddie Armstrong and attorney for Responsible Growth Arkansas Steve Lancaster.
Agriculture & Poultry / Health Care / Legal

Arkansas Poised to See Recreational Marijuana on the BallotLock Icon

Medicinal growers spend millions in bid for a vote on recreational cannabis. read more >
David Couch, author of Arkansas’ medical marijuana amendment.
Agriculture & Poultry / Health Care / Legal / Retail

Cannabis Licensing at Issue as Adult-Use Vote Looms

As Arkansans face a possible November vote on legalizing recreational marijuana, the state Supreme Court has cast heavy legal shade over the system that handed out those licenses in the first place. read more >
Eddie Armstrong III, a former state lawmaker and Democratic leader, is gathering signatures for an industry-backed push to legalize recreational marijuana.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Retail

Adult Marijuana Use No Threat to LicenseesLock Icon

A potential vote this year on legalizing recreational marijuana in Arkansas could cripple sales in the state’s fledgling quarter-billion-dollar-a-year medicinal cannabis industry, but industry players are more than fine with that. read more >
Robert Lercher of Bold Team with immature plants that will likely be among the first to reach the state’s new medical marijuana market. The cultivator may sell to any or all of 32 dispensary sites.
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Industry-Backed Proposal Would Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana

The group behind the ballot question, Responsible Growth Arkansas, is chaired by former Arkansas House Democratic Leader Eddie Armstrong III. read more >
Bishop Woosley, director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Lawmakers Decline to Approve Lottery Ad Contract

After grilling Lottery Director Bishop Woosley and State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong for nearly an hour over the process that awarded a $34.5 million, five-year lottery advertising contract to CJRW, a legislative subcommittee votes not to approve the contract. Later, the full committee kicks the matter back to the subcommittee. read more >
Justin Harris
Government & Politics

Eddie Armstrong: Justin Harris Case A Distraction to Legislature

The minority leader in the Arkansas House wants the speaker and governor to consider removing a lawmaker who gave his adopted daughters to a man who later admitted to sexually abusing one of them. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Davy Carter Names 6 to Health Exchange Panel

House Speaker Davy Carter has named three Republicans and three Democrats to a legislative panel that will oversee the insurance marketplace set up under the federal health care law. read more >